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Tom

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Van or motorhome?
« on: February 24, 2005, 12:54:21 PM »
After you check out our illustrated explanation of various RV types, see if you can decide whether this Vixen, owned by our friends, is a van, a class B motorhome, or a class A motorhome.
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2005, 03:30:10 PM »
IMO the Vixen is clearly a Class A motorhome, albeit a small size.  To qualify as a  Class B, it would have to be made from a stock van. even though Class B hybrids are now being made as wide body Class B's.   A traditional Class C begins with a stock cab and the stucture behind the cab takes on an appearance of its own.

Since the Vixen is not a converted stock van, and is built on a chassis to its own design specifications, where the interior can be accessed from the cab (I believe) then it would qualify as a Class A motorhome.

I would be interested to learn other points of view.
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2005, 05:26:23 PM »
I will have to agree with Steve.  I would consider a Vixen as a small class A motorhome.
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2005, 06:54:11 PM »
Ron

If you agree with Steve, either you voted differently or didn't vote. There's currently one vote each for class A and class B.  ???
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2005, 07:27:45 PM »
Darn I thought I did but maybe I forgot a step. ::)  That better now?? :)
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2005, 08:05:08 PM »
My old boss used to call it a sanity check - does this piece of data jive with that piece?
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2005, 02:03:11 PM »
see if you can decide whether this Vixen, owned by our friends, is a van, a class B motorhome, or a class A motorhome.

Class@y

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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2005, 07:41:30 PM »
After you check out our illustrated explanation of various RV types, see if you can decide whether this Vixen, owned by our friends, is a van, a class B motorhome, or a class A motorhome.
What's a "Motorme"?
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2005, 07:48:00 PM »
Just a typo Judy. It's meant to be motorhome, as in the subject line.
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2005, 09:11:19 PM »
I agree with Steve - it's a Class A.  The picture doesn't show the front very well, but it does not appear to built on a standard van or chassis-cab, so I'm assuming the entire body was built up from a bare frame. That makes it a Class A motorhome, regardless of size.
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2005, 04:36:22 PM »
Just a typo Judy. It's meant to be motorhome, as in the subject line.

I feel much better now.  :)
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2005, 07:39:51 AM »


   It's a diesel pusher- 6 cyl. BMW with  5-speed manual transmission.  Air operated pop top.  Unlike our Westfalia where the top is hinged at the rear, this top pivots along the length of the vehicle. One other Vixen type was produced, a raised roof "limo"- GM V6 powered.

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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2005, 08:46:12 PM »
I do believe that it is a Class A that was left in a drier on high heat to long.
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2005, 08:56:05 PM »
LOL, nice one Len.
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2006, 10:17:22 PM »
Tom,

A Vixen is definitely a Class A motor home but smaller in size.
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2006, 10:49:30 PM »
Tom, might be a good neighbourly thing to point your friends to the Vixen Group on MSN, seems there are a few of them that share info, pix and parts for their Vixen Motorhomes. Here are some shots for your info.

Front view of Vixen 99  http://groups.msn.com/VIXENRVs/photoalbum1.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=138

3/4 view of Vixen 99  http://groups.msn.com/VIXENRVs/photoalbum1.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=139

With the top up  http://groups.msn.com/VIXENRVs/photoalbum1.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=142

Front view of an 87 Vixen  http://groups.msn.com/VIXENRVs/photoalbum1.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=216

Of course, once you have pointed them over there, make sure they bring all their new-found friends back here   LOL
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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2006, 12:52:14 PM »
It looks like an alien spacecraft to me.... ;D

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Re: Van or motorhome?
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2006, 09:52:54 PM »
It looks like an alien spacecraft to me.... ;D
It does look odd doesn't it. If you check out some of the pix on that MSN site you can see it has a lifting roof to give extra headroom near the sinks and stove. Cunning way to do it but it doesn't make me like it enough to consider one, or one like it.
Exterior showing roof raised
Interior looking back
Interior shot looking forward
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